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Papa Wemba’s body arrives home in Congo

Image copyright AFP Image caption Papa Wemba died after collapsing on state at a music festival in Ivory Coast The body of Papa Wemba, one of Africa’s best known singers, has arrived back in the Democratic Republic of Congo after his death on Sunday in Ivory Coast. ...

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April 28th, 2016

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Nigeria crackdown on cattle raiders

Image copyright AFP Image caption Some communities fight for grazing rights for their cattle Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the security forces to crack down on cattle raiders accused of killing hundreds of people this year. Soldiers and police would ...

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April 28th, 2016

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Own goal? Africa’s shambolic sports management

Image copyright Ben Radford /Allsport The call for better management of sport is heard across Africa – often as a lament, more regularly as an outburst of barely contained frustration. In football, Sunday Oliseh recently quit as Nigeria’s national football coach,

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Own goal? Africa’s shambolic sports management

Image copyright Ben Radford /Allsport The call for better management of sport is heard across Africa – often as a lament, more regularly as an outburst of barely contained frustration. In football, Sunday Oliseh recently quit as Nigeria’s national football coach,

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April 28th, 2016

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How African governments block social media

Image copyright AFP Image caption A fan of Congo-Brazzaville’s President Denis Sassou Nguesso celebrates his victory, though her phone would not have worked earlier as calls, texts and the internet were blocked A small but increasing group of African governments is blocking ...

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April 27th, 2016

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How African governments block social media

Image copyright AFP Image caption A fan of Congo-Brazzaville’s President Denis Sassou Nguesso celebrates his victory, though her phone would not have worked earlier as calls, texts and the internet were blocked A small but increasing group of African governments is blocking ...

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April 27th, 2016

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What made Papa Wemba so influential?

Image copyright AFP Image caption Papa Wemba died after collapsing on state at a music festival in Ivory Coast Tributes have been pouring in for Congolese musician Papa Wemba who died on Sunday morning after collapsing on stage. African music expert Rita Ray looks at what ...

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April 27th, 2016

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‘We want peace

Image caption A new era for South Sudan? The girls of Juba One primary school hope so Stop the war, stop tribalism – and we need more chocolate and ice cream. That’s what the girls of the Juba One primary school want for this new era in South Sudan. The return to

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April 27th, 2016

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Crystal Palace offer to help Cameroon

Tombi A Roko Sidiki (right) has been president of the Cameroon Football Federation since September 2015 English club Crystal Palace have been offering to help out the Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot). The Premier League side’s chief executive Phillip Alexander ...

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April 27th, 2016

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Cape Verde ‘shooter’ found after manhunt

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The authorities launched a hunt for the suspect after the bodies were found A soldier suspected of killing 11 people at a military barracks in Cape Verde has been arrested after a 24-hour manhunt, the authorities say. The government of ...

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April 27th, 2016

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